Monday, May 6, 2013

I'll trade you Sheep for Wheat...

Finally I can tell you what this super duper secret was all about!!!!
I had a surprise Catan themed birthday party for Derrick!

If you don't know what Settlers of Catan is all you need to know is it's awesome! Okay, maybe you need to know a little more about it... It's our favorite board game in which you collect resources to build cities and settlements and roads to obtain points, the first person to get to 10 is the winner. I know some people who are hard core Catan fans are going to think that's a horrible description, and it is... but I don't have all day to tell you about all the awesome expansions and rules. Just take my word, buy Catan and play it with your friends and family!


Catan in Action
more Catan

Game of Thrones, the board game!

Decorations :)
The D man loves pie!
This surprise party was 2 months in the making. For those of you who know me IRL (in real life for the non-nerd readers), I'm not good at surprises, especially with D. At Christmas we usually give each other our gifts weeks, yes I said weeks, early because we can't keep secrets from each other. It pained me, literally,  not to tell him... I had some intense heart burn over the past two months. I pulled it off though and he was shocked! 
On to the quilt. I made him a quilted Catan board, life size and playable! I had to do this while he was a) sleeping, b) at work, and finally c) at Taylor aka my partner in crime's house. Big shout out to Taylor for helping me keep this a secret and helping me get him out of the house! He definitally deserves an academy award for his awesome acting skills.

Sheep, Baaa


Wheat, Sheep, Rock, Brick, and Wood.
Before I go, I must tell you that my friend Blake requested I tell you what he has to say about the Catan Quilt. "It's incredible." Thank you, Blake! 

Quilt on,

I was so excited about this I forgot to mention that today, like every Monday, I'm linking up with Stitch by Stitch! Please see the button in the sidebar and click to link to her blog! Also my give away for Mug Rugs ended today, as in I reached 100 likes on my Facebook Page! How cool! The awesome winner is Brie Marks, she will be getting a set of 4 mug rugs in the mail next week! 


  1. That is awesome. That's one of my family's favorite games. I always thought the hexagons from the game would make a great quilt, LOL!!

    1. Thanks! It is such a great game, we probably play it once a week!!! The quilt was super easy to put together! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. What a great idea to make a board game into a quilt! Very creative, love it!
    Thanks for linking up..

    1. Thank you!!! Thanks for hosting the linky party every Monday! I was so excited about this and a give away I was doing that I forgot to mention it! (Don't worry, I just added it in now hehe!)

  3. Fantastic! I've only played the game on xbox and didnt really get it. Suppose I need some irl friends to show me how great it is! We do play Last Night on Earth from time to time, I think its a pretty great survival horror.

    1. SUSAN! You NEED to play Catan, now. I know that I only know you from what you write on your blog, but I just know you're going to love it. Playing online stinks! I haven't heard of Last Night on Earth, I'm going to have to look into it. I enjoy Arkam Horror which is a survival horror rpg board game... ooph, did I just admit how much of a nerd I am!?! oops :)

  4. The party was fantastic! Glad I was there to be a part of the festivities! The quilt was awesome and I know Derrick loves it :)

    1. Thanks, Suravi!!!! I'm so glad you came, thanks for your help and kudos to Taylor for being the actor.of the year hehe. Derrick loves the quilt so much he up even though were moving in a week and a half lol


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